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ERIC Number: EJ1220146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1692-5777
Autobiographies: A Tool to Depict English Language Learning Experiences
Posada-Ortíz, Julia; Garzón-Duarte, Eliana
GIST Education and Learning Research Journal, n18 p161-179 Jan-Jun 2019
This article contains a description of a research project carried out with a group of English Language Pre-service Teachers (ELPTs) of a state University in Bogotá, Colombia. The purpose of the study was to portray the experiences, feelings and insights the ELPTs went through as English language learners. Autobiographies was the instrument to collect data. The results show that the English language learners' process of learning has a strong influence of the language policies connected to the National Program of Bilingualism. They also show that it is necessary to create a cumulative program of English for each phase of schooling in order to avoid overlapping and to provide a more motivating learning process. The conclusions confirm that through the implementation of autobiographies in the EFL classroom, teachers can feel connected to their students and understand their learning needs and interests from a more personal perspective.
Institucion Universitaria Columbo Americana UNCA. Calle 19 # 2A - 49 Third Floor, Bogata, Columbia. Tel: +571-281-1777 Ext 1291; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colombia (Bogota)